Effective as of May 28, 2018
Section 1. What information does the Application obtain and how is it used?
The Application obtains the information you provide when you download and register for the Application. This includes the following categories of information: Personal User Information, User-Provided Case Information, Optional User-Provided Information and Automatically Collected Information.
Personal User Information
When you register for bridge7, you provide your:
specialty (selected from a drop-down menu)
areas of interest
We store your username, country, and specialty. Your password is cryptographically hashed, and your email address is encrypted.
These informational elements are referred to collectively as your “Personal User Information.” We collect and hold this information for the purpose of administering your use of the Application.
You are solely responsible for (1) maintaining the strict confidentiality of your Personal User Information, (2) not allowing another person to use your Personal User Information to access the Services, (3) any and all damages or losses that may be incurred or suffered as a result of any activities that occur under your Personal User Information. You agree to immediately notify bridge7 Inc. in writing by email to firstname.lastname@example.org of any unauthorized use of your Personal User Information or any other breach of security. bridge7 Inc. is not and shall not be liable for any harm arising from or relating to the theft of your Personal User Information, your disclosure of your Personal User Information, or the use of your Personal User Information by another person or entity.
User-Provided Case Information
Based on your account status, you may perform the following tasks:
Upload treatment plans and medical cases with captions and tags
View or download bridge7 reports
Comment on treatment plans and medical cases
Answer medical and non-medical questions
Direct message other users, and
(a) Upload cases and captions. We will store your uploaded cases, case captions, case creation dates, number of times the image tag is used, common variations of image tags (such as misspellings), and information on whether the tag appears in searches among other data points. The Application stores only de-identified data, not the original identifiable data, which may contain personally identifying features. (See list of identifying features in the Content Policy).
(b) Comment on cases. We will store your comments, the dates of comments, and the username connected to the comments.
(c) "Save" cases. We will store the cases you have "saved" into "Collections," as well as the date they were saved and the username connected to those cases.
(d) Flag cases and comments provided by other users (i.e., to indicate that identifiable information may have been improperly included in a case, caption, or comment). Until or unless the case or comment is deleted, we will store the cases and comments that you flag, the subcategory of the flagged case, the date flagged, and the username referenced to the flagged case or comment.
(e) Communicate with other users by sending and receiving direct messages. When you send or receive direct messages through the Application, we may process or store your messages, phone number, log contact data and other information ("Message Data") in order to deliver the services. All Message Data is subject to the Terms of Service. Message Data will be encrypted as the direct message is sent and while the direct message is in transit. Message Data will be encrypted when stored on our servers. We will not access the Message Data, except in connection with delivering the Services. Although we strive to maintain the privacy and security of all Message Data, we cannot guarantee the privacy and security of Message Data and any Message Data that you send is at your own risk.
These informational elements shall be referred to as “User-Provided Case Information.” All User-Provided Case Information that you generate in the Application must comply with local, national, provincial, state, and federal privacy legislation and best practices. Identifying information must be removed from any uploaded cases and should not be included in any captions or comments. The Application is enabled with bridge7 Inc.’s proprietary features, such as automatic and manual information-blocking tools, to help you remove direct identifiers and other common identifiers from User-Provided Case Information, but the existence of these tools does not release you from any obligations under local, national, provincial, state, and federal laws to maintain the privacy of patients or other users.
We will store the date your account was created, the Application version, and the last login date.
In order to improve the Application, personalize the content, and make recommendations for you, we use and analyze the User-Provided Case Information and Automatically Collected Information (see below) and use it to train our machine-learning algorithms. We conduct surveys and research, test features in development and analyze the information to improve our products and services, develop new features, and conduct audits and quality assurance.
We may share or disclose aggregated and anonymized User-Provided Case Information. This information does not include your name, email address, or any other non-public information. We may share your User-Provided Case Information to partners that may use this data for an independent purpose.
Optional User-Provided Information
You have the option to:
Invite colleagues to join bridge7 so that they can use the Application. If you choose to do this, the Application will access the address book on your mobile device to enable you to choose which of your colleagues you would like to invite to the Application. While we may access your address book, we do not store your complete address book.
Expand your user profile with additional information. You may complete any of the following fields: real name, state, country, institution, categories of interest, graduation date, and years of experience, among others. You may include a short biography and upload a profile picture. You are responsible for the accuracy of all of the information you provide. This information is public and can be seen by other users.
Respond to surveys. We may survey users or solicit comments and opinions. If you respond, the information will be used to learn more about healthcare, to help improve your experience on the Application, and for other purposes of bridge7 Inc. We use, share, and store this information in the aggregate only, with the exception of comments, which will be linked to your user profile.
Allow colleagues to find you. When using the direct messaging feature, you may allow colleagues to find you and to sync your mobile device’s contacts to find people you know on the Application. If you choose to do this, the Application will access the entire address book on your mobile device and sync it to the Application. The Application uses a secure one-way hash to protect the emails and phone numbers in your contacts.
Automatically Collected Information
In order to improve the Application and deliver the Services, the Application may collect certain information automatically. All information stored on our server will not be accessible by third parties.
When you access or use the Services, we automatically collect information about you, including:
Log Information. We log information about your use of the Services, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, your IP address, and the link you visited before navigating the Services.
Device Information. We collect information about the computer or mobile device you use to access the Services including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information.
Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies. We use various technologies to collect information, and this may include sending cookies to your computer or mobile device. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that helps us to improve the Services and your experience, see which areas and features of the Site are popular and count visits. We may also collect information using web beacons (also known as "gifs", "pixel tags" and "tracking pixels"). Web beacons are electronic images that may be used on the Services or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage, campaign effectiveness, and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of the Services.
We may use the information provided by you to contact you from time to time to provide you with important information, push notifications, and marketing promotions. You will be given the option to opt-out of these notifications.
Section 2: Does the Application collect precise real-time location information of the device?
This Application does not collect precise information about the location of your mobile device.
Section 3: Do third parties see and/or have access to information obtained by the Application?
Anything you do, post, and share using the Services may be seen by other users. Therefore, you do not have a reasonable expectation to privacy when using the Services. The Services are designed to allow you to share information, cases and comments with other users. Your Personal User Information, User Provided Case Information, Optional User-Provided Information and any other Content you voluntarily provide may be used by bridge7 Inc. for enhancing the Services. bridge7 Inc. hereby reserves the right to and may alter, decompile, dissemble, and create derivative works of any and all such materials. You expressly consent to bridge7 Inc.'s use of the Content in this manner and understand that such information may be cross-marketed and shared with other users and third parties who may have an interest in your use of bridge7.
We will disclose Personal User Information and Automatically Collected Information, as described above, within or outside your jurisdiction, in the following circumstances:
· as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
· when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
· with our trusted services providers who work on our behalf, do not have an independent use of the information we disclose to them, and have agreed to adhere to the rules set forth in this privacy statement;
· if bridge7 Inc. is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Website and/or Application of any change in ownership or uses of this information, as well as any choices you may have regarding this information; and
· we disclose user email addresses to third-party email service providers in order to deliver to users bridge7 informational, service and content emails.
User-Provided Case Information may be shared more broadly with third parties and bridge7 Clients.
We may create Anonymous Data from User Provided Information by excluding information (such as your name) that makes such data personally identifiable. We reserve the right to use and disclose Anonymous Data for any purpose in our sole discretion.
Section 4: What are my opt-out rights?
You can stop all collection of information by the Application by uninstalling the Application. You may use the standard uninstall processes that may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network.
You may opt out of the aforementioned content announcements and messages. However, the Application will not allow you to opt out of any announcements and messages related to the implementation of this Policy and your obligations thereunder. As such, should your uploaded cases, case captions, or comments contain identifying information about a patient (as described in the Terms of Service), you will receive messages from bridge7, Inc. notifying you of a potential privacy violation associated with this content.
You may also delete your account by going to your profile and tapping and holding the “Logout” button. You will be asked to confirm that you would like to delete your account. If you confirm, your profile information will be automatically deleted from the bridge7 server. Your cases and comments will be anonymized and attributed to "Healthcare Professional." You may request to have all images and comments associated with your account deleted. However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to recall and delete images that have been provided to third parties, such as medical journals or medical education websites. Please note that we may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.
Section 5: Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information
You may update, correct or delete information about you at any time by logging in to your Profile.
We will retain User-Provided Information as described above for as long as you use the Application, and will delete it if you delete your account, which can be done by tapping and holding the "Logout" button on the settings page within the profile tab in the Application or by contacting us via email@example.com. You will be asked to confirm that you would like to delete your account. If you confirm, your profile information will be automatically deleted from the bridge7 server. Your cases and comments will be anonymized and attributed to "Healthcare Professional." You may request to have all images and comments associated with your account deleted. However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to recall and delete images and comments that have been provided to third parties, such as medical journals or medical education websites. Please note that we may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.
If you contact bridge7 Inc. to delete your account, the change will be processed within seven (7) calendar days.
Section 6: Security
We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your User-Provided Information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, your password is cryptographically hashed and your email address is encrypted.
We limit access to your User-Provided Information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop, or improve the Application. Please be aware that, although we will take reasonable steps to safeguard and maintain security of User-Provided Information that we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches. Please refer to the Terms of Service for more details about bridge7 Inc.’s and your obligations with respect to the proper use of the Application and notification obligations thereunder.
Section 7: Changes
Section 8: Your Consent
If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, have questions about our practices, or wish to make a complaint about our handling of your personal data, please contact us via email. We will make every effort to investigate and respond to your complaint in a timely way.
Section 9: Notice to Residents of California
California law permits customers in California to request certain details about how their information is shared with third parties and, in some cases, affiliates, for those third parties' and affiliates' own direct marketing purposes. Under the law, a business must either provide this information or permit California customers to opt in to, or opt out of, this type of sharing. We may from time to time elect to share certain information you collected by us on the Services with third parties or affiliates for those third parties' or affiliates' own direct marketing purposes.
If you are a resident of California, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to opt out and/or request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by us to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. This Policy applies only to their activities within the State of California. To make such a request, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write us at:
101 College Street, Room 150, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1L7
Any such request must include "California Privacy Rights Request" in the first line of the request and include your name, street, address, city, state, and ZIP code. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this email address or mail address. California residents are also entitled to contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210 for suspected violations and to learn more about their rights.
Section 10: Additional Terms for Residents of the United Kingdom, Norway, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Turkey, The Russian Federation, South America, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and The European Union
If you are a resident of the United Kingdom, Norway, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Turkey, the Russian Federation, South America, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, or the European Union, legislation* permits you to request that we tell you what personal information we hold about you and how we process it and that we provide you with a copy of that information. You are also entitled to access, rectify, change, update, delete, revoke, or improve upon your personal information at any time. You can exercise this right free of charge. We may ask you to provide further information to confirm your identity before considering your request. To make such a request, please send an email to email@example.com or write to us at:
296 Richmond Street West, Suite 600, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 1X2 or
Digital + Ethics: 15 rue Rougemont, 75009 Paris (if you are a resident of France).
If you use the Application to invite colleagues to join Blue Lava or to share cases with a colleague, you must first have their consent to use their email address for this purpose. bridge7 Inc. will rely on your obtaining that consent.
For purposes of providing the Application, bridge7 Inc. may transfer your Personal User Information (including User-Provided Information) to servers located in the United States or other countries outside of the European Economic Area/Ukraine which provide for a different level of data protection. By using and continuing to use the Application, you agree to that transfer.
The Personal User Information we hold is used solely for the purposes of operating the Application and communicating with you. We will not provide Personal User Information, unless anonymized and aggregated, to any third parties, other than service providers acting on our behalf to assist in running the Application. The information we request from you is mandatory unless indicated otherwise and is necessary to enable bridge7 Inc. to provide you with the Application. You are also entitled to object to any processing of your personal data on reasonable grounds.
If you are a resident of Ukraine, you are hereby informed that bridge7 Inc. shall be your personal data controller, processing information defined as User-Provided Information and Automatically Collected Information. Apart from the rights listed in this section above, you also have the following rights as regards personal data protection:
the right to be aware of the collecting sources, location of your personal data, processing purpose, location and/or place of residence (location) of the controller or the processor of your personal data, or to give the respective instruction to obtain such information to authorized parties, except the cases, established by law;
the right to obtain the information about the terms for granting access to your personal data, including the information on the third parties to whom your personal data is transferred;
the right to obtain no later than thirty (30) calendar days from the moment of the request submission, except for the cases, established by law, a response regarding whether your personal data is processed, as well as to obtain the content of your personal data currently processed;
the right to protect your personal data from illegal processing and unintended loss, damage resulting from purposeful concealment, nondisclosure or untimely disclosure, as well as to protect the information that is inaccurate, or discrediting honor, dignity and business reputation of the individual;
the right to claim for the protection of your rights with respect to your personal data to the Parliament Commissioner of Ukraine on Protection of Human Rights or court;
the right to bring the means of legal protection in case of violation of personal data protection legislation;
to make a reservation with regard to restrictions of the right to processing your personal data when granting consent to your personal data processing;
to withdraw your consent for personal data processing;
to know the mechanism of automatic personal data processing;
to be protected from an automated decision that has legal consequences for you.
Argentina – Personal Data Protection Act N°25.326
Austria – The Data Protection Act 2000
Belarus – The Information, Informatization and Data Protection Act N°455-3 of 10 November 2008
Belgium – The Data Protection Act of 08 December 1992
Denmark – The Act on Processing of Personal Data
Finland – The Data Protection Act (523/1999)
France – The Law n°78-17 on Computers and Data Processing
Germany – The Federal Data Protection Act
Greece – Law 2472/1997 on the Protection of the Individual from Processing Personal Data, as amended and in force
Iceland – The Icelandic Data Protection Act
Italy – Legislative Decree 196/2003
Kazakhstan – Law on Personal Data and Its Protection from 21 May 2013 No. 94-V
Netherlands – Dutch Personal Data Protection Act 2000
Norway – Act of 14 April 2000, No. 31 relating to the processing of personal data (Personal Data Act)
Portugal – The Data Protection Act (Law 67/98 of 26 October)
The Russian Federation – Federal Law of the Russian Federation “On Personal Data”
Spanish Kingdom – Spanish Data Protection Act 15/1999 and Spanish Data Protection Royal Decree 1720/2007
Sweden – The Personal Data Act (1998:204)
Ukraine – The Personal Data Protection Act of June 01, 2010 No 2297-VI
United Kingdom – The Data Protection Act 1998
Uzbekistan – Law on Principles and Guarantees of Freedom of Information No 439-II dated 12.12.2002
Section 11: Additional Terms For Residents of Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Israel, Japan, and South Africa
If you are a resident of the Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Israel, Japan, or South Africa privacy legislation permits you to request that we tell you what personal information we hold about you and provide you with a copy of that information. You also have the right to request that we correct your personal information if it is inaccurate, out-of-date, or incomplete. We may ask you to provide further information to confirm your identity before considering your request. To make an access and/or correction request, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write us at:
101 College Street, Room 150, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1L7
If you use the Application to invite colleagues to join bridge7 or to share cases with a colleague, you must first have their consent to use their email address for this purpose. bridge7 Inc. will rely on your obtaining that consent.
It is not mandatory or legally required for you to provide us with any of your personal information. However, if you do not provide the information that we ask for, you may not be able to access and use all of the Application’s features available to users.
bridge7 Inc. may transfer your personal data to servers located in other countries for purposes of providing the Application. By using and continuing to use the Application, you agree to that transfer. If you are an Australian resident, you acknowledge that by providing your consent to the transfer to servers located outside Australia, we are not required to take reasonable steps to ensure your personal information is handled in accordance with Australian privacy law.
If you are a user in China, if you notice any personal information leakage or otherwise have any complaint about the protection of your personal information, please contact email@example.com. We will respond within fifteen (15) days of the receipt of your email.
Section 12: Additional Terms for Residents of Lebanon
Section 13: Additional Terms for Residents of South Korea
If you are a resident of South Korea, we will collect and use your User-Provided Information and Automatically Collected Information (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Personal Information,”) after your express prior consent.
It is not mandatory for you to provide us with any of your Personal Information. However, if you do not provide the information that we ask for, you may not be able to access and use all or parts of the Application’s features available to users.
The Personal Information Protection Act and Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilizations and Information Protection permit you to request that we tell you what Personal Information we hold about you, how we process it, and that we provide you with a copy of that information. You are also entitled to access, rectify, change, update, delete, revoke, or improve upon your Personal Information at any time. You can exercise this right free of charge. To make an access and/or correction request, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at:
101 College Street, Room 150, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1L7
The contact details of our Privacy Officer in charge of protecting and managing your Personal Information, and handling inquiries and complaints concerning Personal Information, are as follows:
Name of Department: Privacy
Contact Information: email@example.com
All of your Personal Information will be stored, processed, and transmitted after encryption.
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We may transfer your Personal Information to servers located in other countries for purposes of providing the Application, after your express prior consent. Our servers are currently located in the U.S.
We do not disclose your Personal Information to any third parties, including service providers.
When we destroy Personal Information, we will take commercially reasonable and technically possible measures to ensure that the information is not restored or regenerated. If we need to retain Personal Information instead of destroying it, we will store and manage such Personal Information or the Personal Information file separately from other Personal Information, to the extent technically possible. If the Personal Information that needs to be destroyed is in the form of an electronic file, we will permanently delete such information in an irrevocable manner. Any other document, printout, letter, and other recorded media will be destroyed by incinerating or shredding.
If you use the Application to invite colleagues to join bridge7 or to share cases with a colleague, you must first have their consent to use their email address for this purpose. bridge7 Inc. will rely on your obtaining that consent. The Application will allow you to directly share information and/or send invitations to your colleagues. bridge7 Inc. will not collect or store the email addresses of your colleagues during this process.